Hiwatha and the Peacemaker

 

I am Hiawatha. I was captured by Tadodaho’s soldiers and forced to attack a village. They told us that they were spreading peace, but actually spreading terror. We were marching towards the Cayuga tribe’s village. We stopped at the rocky end of the beach. “Attack!” said Tadodaho, the evil chief pointing to a village with his wrinkled finger. I did not feel right. I dropped the sword in my right hand and ran for it.

 

    I ran to a rocky beach, where the water almost reaches the rocks where you can hear the ducks in the lake, where you feel better. Out of nowhere A wooden canoe rowed gracefully down to shore. Inside, was a man in a white cloak with paint on his face. I immediately recognized him as the Peacemaker. I asked him why he came here. “I came here for you, Hiawatha. You may not know that prophecy speaks of you.”

“Me?” I asked. I was so anxious and nervous to find out.

“Yes you. You and me reuniting all the tribes spreading peace over the land.” He said. His voice was calm but persuading “Are you coming?” I glanced were he was just now he was not there I looked at the canoe he was already in with the paddles in his hands. I got in the boat and we sailed away.

 

“Where are we going exactly?” I asked

“To reunite the Mohawk tribe.” He said. His voice was a bit louder than last time but still calm. We sailed to the Mohawk tribe’s territory. We arrived. There was more sand than rocks. In the sand there was a medicine wheel, partly covered. It was made from rocks split into 4 quarters.

We passed it and saw the Mohawk tribe’s civilization. It was much more inferior compared to Tadodaho’s base, their homes made of sticks while ours were made of hardened clay. They had catapults and javelins but not well made. When people saw us come through they eyed us carefully. Everything froze. Only the sound of birds and the rushing river were heard. We walked up to the Chief’s base. It was stylish but very unprotected. We walked up the steps. We approached the Chief. When the peacemaker bowed in respect, I repeated after him. He asked us what we wanted.

“Me and him believe in the law of peace” I said

“What is this law of peace you speak of?” The Chief asked. His voice was sophisticated and firm. He was also very loud.

“The law of peace is to spread peace over the tribes,” the peacemaker said.

“Very well then, but only if the other tribes agree too,” he responded.

The Peacemaker was fishing. I did not realize how hungry I was until I saw him fishing. Suddenly something pulled on it and let go. The pole whacked him in the head. He fell unconscious almost capsized the boat. The fishing pole floated away slowly starting to sink. We finally arrived. The peacemaker was awake but still clueless. I had to reunite him alone. I climbed up the mountain avoiding guards scanning the area, snuck through the wall and into the base. As soon as I went into the base two heavily armed soldiers gripped me by my hands and dragged me to Tadodaho. I was nervous what they would do to me and then I saw Tadodaho he looked at me and recognized me right away. He told the guards to lock me in a prison. It was pitch black.

I could see a white blob in the distance. It was gradually moving closer and closer until it was right under me. It took out a shiny gold object, a key. I heard a click. The cage door opened. It took it’s hood off. It was a she. I jumped out of the cage trying to make minimal noise. I rammed at the door and it broke. Wood was flying everywhere. Which sounded the alarm.We were out of the castle, so were the dozens of soldiers following us. I now knew who she was, The Peace Queen. I ran out of the village gate. The peace queen was right at the edge of the gate. She stopped. She smiled, turned around, and started making herself a distraction. I started running away. Thoughts were popping in my head. What would happen to her? Why did she stay behind? What would Tadodaho do to her? I heard a scream. I knew the answers to all of my questions.

I rushed down to the peacemaker. I told him everything that happened. He was not unconscious anymore. He told me what he had to do. I followed. We reunited all the tribes. We needed all the persuasion we could get. I got all the chiefs. We marched up the steps. The peacemaker was furious. He made symbols with his hand and the guards stood still, paralyzed. Tadodaho stood in front of them. He told the guards to attack. They did not listen. The peacemaker snapped his fingers. The guards marched behind the peacemaker. Tadodaho was outnumbered. He was pleading for forgiveness. The peacemaker laughed. Not a mean laugh, but he laughed that if Tadodaho thought we would not forgive him. The peacemaker told him that he could join this nation.

“Tadodaho is welcome in our nation. More than welcome. He shall become our leader.”

 

Life was reverting back to normal. Better than normal. I now live with my family. I also get special treatments from Tadodaho, our new leader. Together we are the Iroquois Nation.